Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for March 27, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: In order to comply with adjusted CT Open Meeting laws, this Zoom meeting will be recorded and posted on the Common Ground website

New Haven Ecology Project

March 27, 2023 


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Public Comment (5:30) (two minutes per person for a total time limit of 30 minutes, or by email; see instructions below) Sign up for Public Participation HERE

Business Requiring Approval (6:00)

Minutes of the February Board Meeting

Invoices Needing Approval

  • Zangari Cohen $17,851.34,  February legal fees 
    • CGHS- $6,256.50, personnel issues 
    • Orgwide contract negotiations – $11,594.84 
  • Thurston Foods $13,829.49, March food orders
  • STEAM Train $6,358.00 (3rd invoice of 4 for approved course)

Items Needing Approval

  • Healthy Food Certification annual process for school nutrition program
  • School Calendar Update per request of the Instructional Leadership team. Shifts the date of parent/teacher conferences to accommodate Community Service Day Schedule. Does not add or reduce the number of school days.

Executive Director Report (6:15) (Monica)

Audit Committee (7:00)  (Gioia)

No meetings until Fall 2023

Development Committee Report (7:00) (Alexis) 

The Development Team welcomed Amanda Byam as their newest, and final full time member! Amanda will be our Communications Coordinator. The Development Committee will meet in April to discuss the June 11 small event as well as the Rock to Rock Fundraiser happening on April 29th. 

Finance Committee Report (7:05) (Beth)

The finance committee met on March 21st to review Budget vs Actuals as of February 28, 2023.  Minutes of our meeting can be found here. Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at 5pm. For more info contact Beth Klingher.

Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Bob)

The Governance Committee met on March 7th to discuss Executive Director Evaluation and the recruitment of new board members, including the officer slate for FY 24.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 18th For more info contact Bob Parker.

School Committee Report (7:15) (Monica)

There was no school committee meeting in March  as there were no agenda items. 

New Business (7:20)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: February 27th 

Public Comment: 

In order to comply with adjusted Connecticut Open Meeting laws, any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting must sign up on the Public Participation Sign-up Document. Sign-ups for Public Participation will open at 5 pm on the last business day before the meeting (Friday, March 24th) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, March 27th) Public Participation is limited to 2 minutes per person up to 30 total minutes. Anyone wishing to make a statement to the board can also submit testimony in writing to  by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.


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